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Great White Smirk

RUN #:00776ezm
Type:Acrylic on Canvas Gallery Wrap
Size:6 x 4 Inches
Release:June 22, 2015
Run of:1
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ABOUT Joka:
Humor is the basis for the work of Philadelphia artist JoKa. Though his paintings aren't explicitly funny, there is a skewed sense of reality that can give one the chuckles, if not cause just a little bit of discomfort. That's because JoKas work doesn't say anything outright; it consists of multiple layers of meaning, some absurd, some to be taken a little more seriously. That same balance exists in JoKas process. Though he doesn't define the work by the way he works, he does pride himself on the technique he employs, namely pointillism. JoKa likens his hours spent dotting the canvas using toothpicks to a kind of meditation, where the process takes over. However, the finished product is just as important, and it's a high priority that the work feel well executed.

In his paintings, JoKa often draws from nostalgic imagery. He then skews and distorts, many times obscuring faces and presenting us with depersonalized, symbolic versions of a humanity which, though markedly different from our own, are also disarmingly familiar. Certainly, there is a point to be made, but JoKa does not content himself with prodding the observer in any specific direction, instead allowing the piece to slowly seep into the surreal corners of our unconscious, reminding us that a singularity of meaning isn't always possible in the complex world we inhabit.
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